Depression and Sleep

Insight Program on Suicide, June 7, SBS ONE

No it’s not a pretty subject, but a very important one.  Congratulations Insight for asking the hard questions. Jenny Brockie talks suicide next Tuesday night on SBS ONE, at 7.30 pm.  For our overseas readers of this blog, generally repeats of these programs are available online after the show from the SBS website in Australia. […]

Making Australia Happy ABC1 Starts November 15, 2010

Hi Everyone A friend just told me about a great new show starting tonight on ABC1 (Australia) called Making Australia Happy.? It starts at 8.30 pm tonight and is a 3 part series. I don’t know all the details about the show, but if you are having difficulties with sleep because of anxieties, depression, stress, […]

Happiness, Stress and Anxiety

I don’t want to bore you with too many statistics today, but here are a few that are worth noting: The most common mental health problem in Australia, according to an ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) study was anxiety disorder.  In fact it affected 14% of all people aged 16-85 years in the 12 months […]

Online Mental Health Treatment – Prof. Gavin Andrews

An online clinic for the treatment of major depression, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder.

The Enteric and Autonomic Nervous Systems

Stress can be reduced, and sleep improved by balancing the enterica and autonomic nervous systems. Here is an exercise you can do anywhere.

9am Summertime TV featured Elizabeth this morning

Elizabeth Shannon featured on Channel Ten 9am Summertime January 22, 2010. She talked about a variety of natural solutions for insomnia and depression including removing food additives and colourings from your diet, Neuro-Training, sleep music and micromovements.

Concussion linked to Depression in NFL

Here’s a contentious and unpopular post for the football lovers and players. Concussion has been linked to Depression in NFL – along with cognitive impairment and early onset Alzheimers Disease. And we already know of the connection between depression and sleep disorders, waking too early in the morning etc… I know we don’t want to […]

Depression

IT’S  AN  ILLNESS,  NOT  A  WEAKNESS (Jeff Kennett, June 2006) Having said that, there are many many things you can do about it. In a Nutshell If you want to start doing something really constructive today, then go for a walk for about an hour.  Do this every day. For major depression, you must seek […]

H. Mind Games

MIND GAMES – PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH Many years ago psychological issues and how people thought was regarded as taboo, along with a lot of other good things.  Thankfully all that has changed. Information, technologies and conversations are ‘out there’ with some of it becoming downright interesting.  And, of course, men are involved in it all now […]

C. Waking Too Early

WAKING TOO EARLY The strongest indication of depression comes from the early morning wakers! Depression At least 80% of depressed people experience insomnia.  They have difficulty falling asleep or more often – staying asleep. In fact, early morning awakening is a virtual give away of depression.? Another 15% of the depressed sleep excessively.? There is […]